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Day 1
06 Sep 2019
Day 2
07 Sep 2019
Day 3
08 Sep 2019
5:00 pm

Doors Open

VIP Event – Whiskey Business

TIX here: http://KYBBQFestival.com/tickets VIP Event – Whiskey Business – making the 80s great again! What you get:  Food+Music+Bourbon – Whole Hog buffet by Mike “The Legend” Mills @17ST BBQ – 2nd annual Special Edition Bourbon bottle from our hosts Wilderness Trail Distillery – Live entertainment by Paul Childers and his band – Music all night – 2 Drink tickets – 3-day Fast-Pass to the event Where: The Showroom, Danville, KY 40422 When:  Friday, Sept 6, 2019 – 6:00pm – 10pm Whiskey Business Pass = $150 per person – limited to 200. NOTE: this event will sell out quickly – get your ticket to guarantee a...
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10:00 pm

Doors Close

11:00 am

Doors Open

Tim Mikeska

Tim Mikeska

Bourbon and BBQ Pairing – Paid Event

Presenter Steve Coomes, Bourbon+ magazine contributor In a recent Bourbon+ Magazine, noted food and drinks writer Steve Coomes wrote a 10-page feature about how to best pair Bourbon with barbecue. What he learned surprised him. In this demo, Steve will pair Wilderness Trail Bourbon and rye to various barbecue cuts, while explaining why Bourbon and barbecue are a match made in heaven (in case you needed more proof!) You won’t want to miss this savory adventure. Get tickets...
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Mike Mills Whole Hog Presentation

Mike Mills and Amy Mills
Tim Mikeska

Bourbon 101

Presenter Susan Reigler, Bourbon+ magazine contributor and Bourbon author Learn how Bourbon is made, how to taste and a touch of history in this educational seminar. You won’t walk away an expert, but you will be able to hold your own in a Bourbon conversation.  Bourbon+ VIP Lounge – this is a Complimentary event sponsored by Bourbon+...
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Drinking Straight from the Barrel – Paid Event

Moderated by Kevin Gibson, writer for Bourbon+ magazine, with Wilderness Trail tasting team When you walk into a liquor store, you’re no doubt seeing the terms, “barrel proof” or “cask strength.” In this informative discussion and tasting, Bourbon+ writers and Wilderness Trail team members elaborate on the virtues of getting bourbon straight from the barrel. After all, you can always add water. But can you get your proof back when it’s bottled at 80 proof? Bourbon+ VIP Lounge – $25 per person.  Get tickets...
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Bourbon and BBQ Pairing 2 – Paid Event

Presenter Steve Coomes, Bourbon+ magazine contributor In a recent Bourbon+ Magazine, noted food and drinks writer Steve Coomes wrote a 10-page feature about how to best pair Bourbon with barbecue. What he learned surprised him. In this demo, Steve will pair Wilderness Trail Bourbon and rye to various barbecue cuts, while explaining why Bourbon and barbecue are a match made in heaven (in case you needed more proof!) You won’t want to miss this savory adventure. Get tickets...
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6:00 pm

Saturday Night BBQ Bash

Hi-5

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Hi-5
10:00 pm

Doors Close

11:00 am

Doors Open

History of Bourbon

Presenter Carla Carlton, managing editor of Bourbon+ magazine Did you know presidents have impacted Bourbon? Congress frequently debated it? And that distillers once shipped barrels via flat boat? The history of Bourbon is a fascinating adventure into America. Bourbon+ VIP Lounge – this is a Complimentary event sponsored by Bourbon+...
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VIP Bloody Mary Brunch

TIX here: http://KYBBQFestival.com/tickets VIP Event – Brunch+Bloodys  What you get:  Bloody Marys+Sunday Brunch+Bloody Mary Class – Sunday Brunch Buffet – Bloody Mary bar – Featuring UBON’s Bloody Mary mix + WTD Blue Heron Vodka – Bottle of WTD Blue Heron Vodka AND a bottle of Ubon’s Bloody Mary mix – Bloody Mary Class on how to make the Ultimate Bloody with Bloody Expert, Leslie Roark Scott from Ubon’s Bloody Mary Mix Where: Wilderness Trail Distillery special events room When:  Sunday, Sept 8, 2019 – 11am – 1pm Bloody Mary Pass = $100 per person – limited to 100. NOTE: This event will sell out quickly – get your ticket to guarantee a...
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Mike Mills Whole Hog Presentation

Mike Mills and Amy Mills
Tim Mikeska

Let’s Have Rye

Let’s Have Rye — Presenter Steve Coomes, Bourbon+ magazine contributor and author You know about Bourbon. Now, learn about rye, a beautiful whiskey that’s growing in popularity across the globe. Bourbon+ VIP Lounge – this is a Complimentary event sponsored by Bourbon+...
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Zella May

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Ben Lacy

“He could be the best guitar player I have ever heard…”  -Steve Lukather, Toto “He’s been referred to as a multi-tasking machine, jaw-dropper, and show-stopper.  In a world with many great guitar players, Lacy takes the term somewhere else.  He is truly unique.”  Ann Wickstrom, Vintage Guitar...
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Ben Lacy

A Legend Returns: Jim Rutledge with Fred Minnick

After retiring from Four Roses, the iconic master distiller Jim Rutledge, had the itch to get back into Bourbon. In this Q&A, Jim talks about his new plans, his new brand (Cream of Kentucky) and we’ll taste a little of his new whiskey. https://jwrutledge.com/ Hello Friends: As you are aware by now, my friends and cohorts – Stephen Camisa and Jon Mowry – and I are collaborating to build a modern, energy efficient and sustainable, mid-size distillery. We will produce Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Straight Rye Whiskey the “old-fashioned way” relative to the requisites, guidelines and standards for Straight Whiskey production that have been in place for close to two centuries. We will produce Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskeys using both rye and wheat as small flavoring grains, and a straight Rye whiskey will also be included in our portfolio of distilled spirits. A pot still may ultimately be added to expand our beverage alcohol production to other types of beverage alcohols. Another goal is to remain free of corporate structuring, so we can, and will, listen to our friends and consumers regarding Bourbon and Rye Whiskey mashbills, whiskey ages, bottle strengths, single barrel and small batch renderings…. This will also mean there will not be a corporate structure in place to require addition of flavors to Bourbons, or finishing of Bourbon in used barrels, of another type alcohol, to alter and change the flavor and character of our whiskeys. Thank you for your interest in the J. W. Rutledge Distillery LLC, and for visiting our website. I look forward to visiting with you again soon and keeping you apprised of our project.​...
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Door Prize and Raffle Drawings

PRIZES Grill Grates Pit Barrel Cooker Weber 22″ Kettle Char Griller...
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Tim Mikeska
6:00 pm

Doors Close – see you next year!